One of my favourite showbiz persons is finally a mother! I am not the least surprised that Priyanka Chopra -Jonas has become a mother(by surrogacy, for the record, though it’s nobody’s business). She had it coming for a very long time.
I thought she would become a Mommy immediately after marriage. Priyanka loves kids,and more importantly, they love her back. I’ve seen her interaction with kid-fans first-hand. Kids can instinctively tell when actors are faking it.For example there is this superstar-mom who grabs her kids only when the paps are around. The rest of the time….Nanny teri morni ko more le gayi…The less said the better.
I can’t imagine Priyanka playing Sonia Sahni in Bobby(beta Rishi Kapoor rared by Nanny Durga Khote). Even if , gode forbid, Priyanka was suddenly inclined to dump her baby into a Nanny’s hired godee, her husband wouldn’t let her. Nick belongs to a family of 4 siblings. He has grown up in a family filled with the laughter of children. Nick loves children and I am told he wanted to be a father the soonest.
In fact Nick is even better with kids than Priyanka. His niece Alena(brother Kevin Jones’ daughter) is the apple of Nick’s eye. The little girl is spoilt silly by Uncle Nick.So possessive is Alena about her favourite uncle that Priyanka is not allowed put her arms around Nick when Alena is around.
Now I am worried: who is going to discipline baby Chopra-Jonas? Both the parents will pamper it to no end.But then if you have Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas for parents you had better be prepared to be pampered and spoilt.
I remember many conversations about parenthood with Priyanka in the past. Being a mother was important to her even when she was just starting out in her career. Priyanka was willing to throw it all away if she found the right partner to start her own family.
“I’ve seen my parents being the best parents possible to me and my brother.We were not denied anything. We were brought up in an environment where family mattered above everything else,” Priyanka once shared with me.
I’ve seen her at home in Mumbai mollycoddling her brother Siddharth. Once when Priyanka and I were sitting in her livingroom Siddharth(who must have been 15-16) sauntered in with a lollypop in his mouth. A bit too old for that, I thought. Priyanka voiced my thought and asked Siddharth to either get rid of the lollypop or go inside.
Then she turned around with a grin to me and said, “I’ve spoilt him.”
Go ahead, spoil your little bundle of joy now.